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Disease or Condition — Cancer, Tumors, and Abnormal Cell Growth:
kidney cancer

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Description

Malignant kidney neoplasm is a type of cancer that affects the kidneys. It is a tumor that is made up of abnormal cells that grow and divide uncontrollably. These cells can spread to other parts of the body, including the lungs, liver, and bones. Symptoms of malignant kidney neoplasm can include pain in the side or back, blood in the urine, and a lump in the abdomen. Treatment options may include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

Synonyms
  • malignant kidney neoplasm
  • renal cancer
Symptoms (patient's findings)
  • abdominal pain
  • abnormal weight loss
  • ankle edema
  • bone pain
  • fatigue
  • fever
  • flank mass
  • leg edema
  • low back pain
  • red urine
  • red urine color
Signs (examiner's findings)
  • flank mass
  • hypertension
Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

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